Come Photowalk With Robert Scoble and I At the 20th Annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show This Coming Sunday

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For the past two years Robert Scoble and I have been attending and shooting the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show together in Half Moon Bay. It’s one of the best car shows in the United States, but is not just limited to cars. There are fire engines, trucks, airplanes (and airplane rides), steam engines, just about every kind of mechanical machine you can imagine.

Anyways, we are going to hang out and shoot the event again this next Sunday, April 25th, 2010. The show starts at 10am. Both Scoble and I will have to leave in the afternoon a little early (he’s going to Israel and I’ve got my son’s baseball game) but I’m looking forward to shooting the morning and part of the early afternoon down there with anyone else who can make it.

If you like shooting cars this is one of the best places to shoot cars I’ve ever been. Everybody is totally cool with open photography and are happy to have you photograph their vehicles. They also do a monster truck show (photo above) which is great to shoot as well.

I set up an upcoming page for the photowalk here. Come on out if you can make it!

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More details on the event can be found at the event’s official website here. The event is $20 per adult, $10 for seniors, $10 for 11-17 and free for kids 10 and under and includes parking. The event is a fundraiser for the Adult Coastside Day Center.

You can check out my Flickr photos of the event from the past two years here.

Photowalk Downtown Palo Alto Next Friday Evening, October 16th, 6:30pm

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Stanford Theater, downtown Palo Alto

I’m looking forward to shooting and hanging out with a bunch of great photographers next Friday night in downtown Palo Alto. My Pal Trevor Carpenter, who does the great site, is organizing the walk which will start at 6:30pm in downtown Palo Alto. We’ll probably shoot the area there for a while and then end up at a watering hole or what not somewhere later to hang out and geek out about all things photography.

Bring your DSLR, your point and shoot, your Hasselblad, your Holga, your iPhone, or whatever you like to take photos with these days and come on out and join us. It should be a great time for all. This event is open to everyone regardless of skill level, etc. More details from Trevor here.

You can RSVP for the event at here.
See you there!

My Palo Alto set on Flickr here.

The 2nd Annual Scott Kelby NAPP Adobe Worldwide Photowalk

All Those Careless Days Are Gone

I had a great time this afternoon hanging out with my Pal Tom Hogarty, Product Manager for Adobe Lightroom, on the 2nd Annual Scott Kelby NAPP Worldwide Photowalk in San Francisco. Tom led a great two hour walk around the Adobe’s San Francisco offices which included lots of modern architecture, old cars, graffiti, and some really cool warehouse grit that you find around Townsend Street there.

After the walk Tom and the staff at Adobe invited us into their offices for pizza and beer/soda and took questions and solicited feedback from the photowalk participants about Adobe products. Tom couldn’t really get into future plans for Lightroom specifically, but he did mention a few of his own personal favorite plug ins including something that I hadn’t heard of before called Mogrify. The plug in seems to be in part about watermarking and borders which I don’t use so I’m not sure it’s for me, but it was nice learning about that. Tom also took feedback from people in the room about what they’d like to see in the next version of Lightroom.

It was great shooting for a bit on the photowalk with my Pal Ivan Makarav from DMU on Flickr. Ivan is currently putting together a DMU photography magazine that I’m really excited to see develop. This is a magazine that I’ll be contributing my own photography to and will blog more about it once the first issue is out and available for purchase. I think it’s going to be about 60 pages and include a lot of the photographers that are currently participating in the Flickr DMU group.

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It was also good to finally meet Stephan Shankland face to face. Stephan writes for CNET and has been a reporter I’ve admired for a long time. Stephen covers a lot of the photography and photo sharing tech stories and blogs at CNET’s Underexposed blog that you can read here. It’s definitely one you’ll want to follow if you are interested in good photography tech related reporting. Here’s a meta shot of Stephan from the walk.

It was also good to catch up with Ziv Gillat, one of the Founders of Eye-Fi. Eye-Fi is doing really interesting stuff with wifi and geolocational information built inside memory cards. Eye-fi recently came out with a new 4GB card for the Pro Photographer that for the first time writes RAW files for wireless delivery. I was excited to check out that card but haven’t tried it yet because they didn’t have a CF version of it out.

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In addition to meeting and socializing with a bunch of other great photographers and Adobe staff I had a great time shooting myself. I found this old Ford car that was so much fun to shoot. I couldn’t figure out what kind of Ford it was. If anyone can identify it from my photos please let me know. I think it might be a Galaxie 500, but the emblem had been removed so I’m not sure. I also loved shooting the condominiums with all their crazy cloud reflections near the Adobe campus.

Thanks much to Tom Hogarty, and everyone at Adobe for hosting a fantastic walk today. I’m definitely looking forward to next year’s 3rd Annual Worldwide Photowalk. This photowalk by the way was held today in San Francisco was merely one of 900, yes 900, photowalks held all over the world. Here is a map of where all of the photowalks were held. You can learn more about this photowalk here.

You can see my complete set of images from this photowalk here.

Had a Good Time Hanging Out at Last Night’s Photowalk

As the Evening Sky Drew Dark

I had a good time hanging out last night at the Miss Aniela photowalk in San Francisco. We met a the Ferry Building at 6:30pm and about 40 or so of us spent a fair chunk of the time out shooting on Pier 14 at night in the dark. It was a great clear night in San Francisco with a great vantage spot to shoot the city. Afterwards we shot around Jutin Herman Plaza for a while and then headed over to Harrington’s for a little dinner and beer.

We weren’t actually able to make it inside the Ferry Building as I think a group that large sort of spooked the security guards there.

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Thanks to everyone who came out. I enjoyed the company, photography and conversation. These shots are a few of mine from a small set of my images that I put together here. If you have photos from last night’s walk up online please tag them with photowalk020209. Thanks!

Come Hang Out and Photowalk on Monday Night at the Ferry Building in San Francisco, 6:30 pm with Miss Aniela

Natalie Dybisz, Miss Aneila I had the opportunity to hang out a bit with Natalie Dybisz (pictured left) last summer at the Microsoft Pro Photo Summit in Seattle. Natalie also goes by Miss Aniela on Flickr and has some really interesting self portrait work among other things. Natalie’s coming to town next week and hosting four photowalks sponsored by Microsoft, Samy’s Camera and Eye-Fi. I think it’s pretty cool to see some of these companies getting involved with sponsoring photowalks.

I’m planning on showing up and shooting at the Ferry Building Photowalk on Monday night at 6:30pm. If you live or are visiting San Francisco on Monday, come on out and shoot for a while. It should be an interesting group of photographers and a great way to catch up in person. I’m not sure where the walk from the Ferry Building will be headed, but the Ferry Building itself is very photogenic and there’s lots of interesting things to shoot around the downtown area there. Here’s a link to my set of images from the Ferry Building. Hopefully there will be beer involved at some point later in the evening 😉

I set up an upcoming event page for Monday night’s walk if you can make it and want to RSVP here.

The other four walks that Natalie is hosting in the Bay Area will be in Berkeley on Monday afternoon, at the USS San Francisco Memorial on Tuesday morning and another walk up in the Haight on Tuesday aftternoon.

In addition to the four Bay Area photowalks Natalie is doing, she’s also hosting two additional photowalks down in Los Angeles on Wednesday as well. I’ve shot at both Union Station and the Santa Monica Pier in L.A. and think both are fantastic places to shoot. Time and details for all the photowalks below:

Berkeley Eastbay/Berkeley Photowalk
Date: Monday, February 2
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30pm
Place: UC Botanical Garden, Berkeley

Ferry Building – San Francisco Photowalk
Date: Monday, February 2
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Place: Ferry Building entrance, San Francisco

USS San Francisco Memorial – San Francisco Photowalk
Date: Tuesday, February 3
Time: 7:30am to 9:00am
Place: USS San Francisco Memorial, San Francisco

The Panhandle to Haight Ashbury – San Francisco Photowalk
Date: Tuesday, February 3
Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Place: Meet at Oak and Cole, San Francisco

Union Station Los Angeles Photowalk
Date: Wednesday, February 4
Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Place: N. Los Angeles St., Union Station, Los Angeles

Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica Photowalk
Date: Wednesday, February 4
Time: 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Place: out on the end of the Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica